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BC Community Health Atlas

The BC Community Health Atlas is a web-based interactive mapping tool that displays indicators of population health by geographic area.
What is the Atlas?

​The BC Community Health Atlas is a free, user-friendly platform for visualizing and comparing data related to population health, demographics as well as developmental, socio-economic, and environmental determinants of health.

You can use the Atlas to:

  • Create customizable geographic maps that display patterns in health indicators by local health area (LHA) or by school district
  • Visualize and compare reliable, up-to-date local-level BC data from multiple sources
  • Help inform local-level decision-making and planning for community health

FAQs

Anyone involved in local-level decision-making and planning for community health initiatives can benefit from the Atlas. This broad audience may include:

  • Health authorities
  • Local governments
  • School districts
  • Community groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Researchers
  • Decision-makers at the community and municipal levels
 

The Atlas contains over 200 indicators related to community health and well-being, grouped into ten themes:

  • Health
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Demographic profile
  • Economic conditions
  • Labour market conditions
  • Education (including sub-themes on healthy behaviours within schools, safety at school, and school environment)

Indicators can be mapped by local health area or by school district.

 

Two user guides have been developed to help you learn how to use the Atlas:

 

Data sources include BC Stats, the BC Stats Socio-Economic Profiles, the Ministry of Health (Chronic Disease Registries and Vital Statistics), Statistics Canada (2006 and 2011 Census of Canada), and the Ministry of Education (School Satisfactory Survey, Foundational Skills Assessment).

 

For additional information on the BC Community Health Atlas, contact pph@phsa.ca

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